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January 26, 2012  10:06 PM

Interest growing in cloud-based business intelligence tools

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Coincidence? Or a truly topically in-tune editor? I'll go with the latter. On the same day I was assigned a story on the place of cloud-based business intelligence (BI) in the enterprise, Gartner Inc. released a telling study on the subject -- and I learned that cloud consulting firm...

January 23, 2012  8:08 PM

The CIO and the extended enterprise

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

It's a given that the days of worrying about only what is within your four walls are long gone. Outsourcing took care of that a long time ago. The reach of the CIO domain is going beyond even that relationship, however, and into the "extended enterprise," as some are calling it.

External...


January 19, 2012  8:38 PM

CIOs: Should your next IT hire be a consumer advocate?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

Should IT organizations hire consumer advocates? TheĀ idea came up at our company's annual editorial meeting during a panelĀ discussion involving our own CIO, his senior director of IT operations and the chief information security officer (CISO) of the largest protected health information data...


January 16, 2012  6:21 PM

Let end-user freedom reign, but at the cost of rogue technology?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

One of my favorite movies is Poltergeist, with its never-ending quotable lines. "What's happening?" probably is the most famous; but my favorite is when actress Zelda Rubinstein, who plays the spiritualist Tangina, claims, "This house is clean." Not so, if you follow the movie, the premise...


January 12, 2012  4:26 PM

CIOs proactively tracking technology investments back to business

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

It's a question as old as information technology itself: "How do I prove the value of my technology investments to the business?" What makes the question so vexing is...


January 10, 2012  9:38 PM

IT chargeback rankles the ranks and IT

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The subject of shared services led to a lively debate about the need for IT chargeback -- and, to put it bluntly, the strain and pain it puts on IT and business departments.

To back up a bit:...


January 5, 2012  6:24 PM

Time to re-evaluate need for some endpoint security tools?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Security investments and priorities are a tricky thing to nail down, given that threats are constantly shifting, but one security precaution could be going the way of the dodo bird.

Michael Daly, deputy CISO at Raytheon Co., tells me the buzz at shows and security groups is about getting...


January 5, 2012  2:42 PM

Rosy outlook for services broker model may have hidden thorns for CIOs

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

What's in a name? Sure, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet -- but what about a CIO? If you referred to him or her as a services broker, what would change? On SearchCIO.com you'll find my story on the growing trend of businesses of all sizes adopting the

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